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Up on the Downs

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Get into trail running with this fantastic event with different distances to choose from. This undulating route takes runners along the stunning trails in the Hampshire countryside of woods, fields and even a Stunning Elizabethan stately home.
10k, Half Marathon, and 5k
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Sun 1st May 2022
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Rockbourne, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Amazing scenery

Based on location

Rolling Hills

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Tenantry Farm, Rockbourne, Fordingbridge SP6 3PA, UK
Start times
Half Marathon:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Up on the Downs
Half Marathon
Route information
There will be a half marathon, 10k and 5k on offer for this event.
All race distances follow a similar type of terrain. Undulating downland is the key feature, following ancient tracks, or droves as they are known due to their historic role as routes to market for cattle and sheep.
Vertical climb for each course is M 625m, HM 329m and 10k 133m.
For those unfamiliar with the area, it is a trail running heaven. The venue is very accessible, just 15 minutes south of Salisbury, but is also very rural. Runners may past through one of the many beautiful villages, but often mile upon mile of wide-open countryside stretches out before you, with unspoilt vistas for rolling fields and woodland.
Your run will take you through a landscape full of history. The race name comes from Cranborne Chase, King Johns favourite hunting ground, but earlier on It was influenced by the Romans, who built a large villa in the village of Rockbourne. Pre-dating this you see countless Bronze age burial mounds, and for a couple of miles runners in the marathon and half follow Bockerley Dike, an Iron age boundary earthwork. The whole area has been rich in Neolithic archaeology, and a huge earth mound on Marin Down gives a clue to the site of a WW2 rifle range.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Trophy for 1st/2nd/3rd M/F finisher's
  • Marshalled route
  • Aid Stations
  • Refreshments
  • Mobile medics
  • Fully insured
How to get there
Tenantry Farm, Rockbourne, Fordingbridge SP6 3PA, UK
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Address: Tenantry Farm, Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hants SP6 3PB.
By Car
From Salisbury, travel south on the A354, turn left onto Rockbourne Road.
Event day logistics
You'll sign in and collect your race number from registration before your event starts.
Age Requirements
You'll need to be aged 16 or over on event day to compete in the 10k and aged 18 or over to compete in the half marathon and marathon.
Are there any age restrictions for Up on the Downs?
You'll need to be aged 16 or over on event day to compete in the 5k and 10k and aged 18 or over to compete in the half marathon and marathon.
Will there be event marshals at Up on the Downs?
Yes, there will be marshal's during the event.
When will I collect my race number for Up on the Downs?
You'll collect your race number on the day from registration before your event starts.
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